The night she was born, doctors inserted an intravenous line into aLyttia’s forehead, swaddled the baby’s three- pound body in plastic wrap, and airlifted her to a nearby major hospital.
Tragically, aLyttia was born five weeks prematurely, with severe physical abnormalities and injuries due to poor decisions made while she was in utero. Doctors performed three surgeries the first week as aLyttia clung to life, carefully knitting internal organs back into her body. Her tiny club feet were set in braces that she wore 23 hours a day.
And, for the next four months she lay alone, critically ill while facing dozens more operations.
But, by God’s grace, two Wake Forest-based missionaries, both with a heart for foster children, took aLyttia into their home and adopted her shortly thereafter.
“We believe God has very special plans set aside for this little girl,” says Katharine, aLyttia’s mom.